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LawrenceOP-Fan     Saturday, 02:15
"Jesus showed himself to the Eleven, and said to them: ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation." – Mark 16:15, which is part of today's Gospel for the feast of St Mark (25 April). This depiction of the Evangelist is from … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Friday, 07:03
St Mellitus was a Roman monk sent by Pope St Gregory the Great in 601 to follow St Augustine in Britain. After 3 years in Kent among the East Saxons, he became the first Bishop of London. When he refused Holy Communion to members of the royal … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Friday, 06:52
The origin of the term Malta is uncertain, and the modern-day variation derives from the Maltese language. The most common etymology is that the word Malta derives from the Greek word μέλι, meli, "honey". The ancient Greeks called the island Μελίτη … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Friday, 06:52
The Upper Barrakka gardens overlooks the Grand Harbour of Valletta, and it was created in 1775 on the bastion of Saints Peter and Paul.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:45
St George is Protector of the Realm of England and Patron Saint of Scouts. May he pray for us! This window by Christopher Webb is in St Lawrence Jewry in London.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:45
Sign for an inn in Gruyere, Switzerland, of St George.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:45
Medieval alabaster statue of St George rescuing the maiden in the Cloisters Museum, New York.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:45
Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting said, St George "is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St George was typical of what a Scout should be. When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:45
Angel with the flag of St George, which is also the flag of the Risen Christ. Why? Because only by the grace of the Risen Lord can we triumph over sin and evil as St George the martyr did. Only with Christ can the Christian martyr hope to rise … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Wednesday, 04:31
Looking towards the west doors of St Lawrence's church in Vittoriosa, Malta. My sermon for today can be read here.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Wednesday, 04:31
"Receiving the Eucharist means adoring him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Wednesday, 04:31
"Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst" – John 6:35, which is part of today's Gospel at Mass. My sermon for today can be read here. This painting is in the … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Tuesday, 09:53
A memorable first visit to historic Malta from 9-14 April 2015.
LawrenceOP-Fan     Tuesday, 05:23
Today, 21 April, is the feast of St Anselm, a Benedictine monk from Bec in Normandy who was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. A theologian and writer, his best-known work is the book 'Cur Deus Homo' ("Why God Became Man"). Because of … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 05:11
St Agnes was born at Gracciano, Italy, of a rich family in the year 1268. At the age of nine she entered the monastery of Montepulciano and at the age of fifteen by indult of the Supreme Pontiff made profession at the monastery of Viterbo, whose … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 05:11
Detail from an embroidered burse in the treasury of Mdina Cathedral, Malta.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 05:11
The Dominican priory in Rabat and the Church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Grotto, was established in 1450; the Church was built over a cave where the Virgin Mary had appeared to a bird hunter. In 1609, the Novitiate was founded at the Priory for … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 05:11
Designed by Lorenzo Gafà, this 17th-century cathedral for Malta in the ancient capital city called Mdina is dedicated to St Paul, patron saint of Malta.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 04:53
"When we were baptised we went into the tomb with him and joined him in death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glory, we too might live a new life" – Rom 6:4. The church building is a symbol of the Christian soul, so when … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 04:53
Valletta's Grand Harbour viewed from the Upper Barrakka at dusk.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 04:53
Two Dominican friars exploring the streets of Valletta
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LawrenceOP-Fan     18/04/2015 06:25
The Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist was designed by the architect Gerolamo Cassar as the principal conventual church of the Knights of St John, also known as the Knights of Malta. It was built between 1573 and 1578. It was raised to a … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     18/04/2015 06:25
Eight splendid and heavily gilded chapels in the Co-Cathedral of St John in Valletta are dedicated to the eight regions or 'langues' of the Order of Malta. This is the side view of the German langue's chapel which was decorated from 1664.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     18/04/2015 06:25
The sanctuary of Malta's second cathedral which is in Valletta. It had been built in the 16th-century as the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta, and was heavily decorated by them over the centuries. In the 19th-century the Pope made it a … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     16/04/2015 09:36
The High Altar of the Basilica of St Publius in Malta decked out for its principal feast day. Pope Benedict XVI prayed here on 18 April 2010; his coat of arms in the floor commemorates this. Today, the 16th of April, is Benedict XVI's 88th birthday,… [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     16/04/2015 09:36
"At this time, the joy of the Easter season fills our hearts because we are celebrating Christ’s victory, the victory of life over sin and death. It is a joy which transforms our lives and fills us with hope in the fulfilment of God’s promises. … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     16/04/2015 09:36
St Publius, one of the first Maltese to be converted to Christianity by St Paul, and revered as the first bishop of Malta, is one of Malta’s patron saints. This church in his honour was built in 1733 and subsequently enlarged and consecrated in … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     16/04/2015 09:36
Today, 16 April, is the memorial of St Bernadette, visionary of Our Lady of Lourdes. This statue is in the town of Bartres where she worked as a shepherdess.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     15/04/2015 05:11
According to tradition, the Apostle Paul took refuge in a cave, now known as St Paul's Grotto in Rabat, Malta. Both Pope St John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI prayed here when they visited the island.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     15/04/2015 05:11
"But striking a shoal they ran the vessel aground; the bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was broken up by the surf. The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape; but the centurion, wishing to save … [More]
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